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Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

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Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of "Finding Your Roots," the companion book to the PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by University of North Carolina Press
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Craig Carlson
Apr 02, 2016 Craig Carlson rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. I appreciated that Gates used the same format as he described the roots of each person. In print I missed experiencing the reactions as people expressed their feelings as they learned their roots.
Marie
Feb 03, 2015 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, genealogy
If you enjoy the genealogy program, you will enjoy this. It goes into greater depth on several celebrity spit donors.
Mhd
Oct 30, 2014 Mhd marked it as to-read
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Kindle sample was pretty good. Perhaps not as easy to follow as the tv version. I wonder if the book has charts or photos? …none in the sample...
Phil
Mar 30, 2015 Phil rated it it was amazing
Wonderful companion to Dr. Gates PBS series. Allows you to revisit and expand the coverage. A must for any genealogist.
Lisa
Apr 21, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Great companion to the TV show. The only thing I would add are photos of the people being researched. I wasn't familiar with a few of them by name only.
Leslie Dowling
Aug 16, 2015 Leslie Dowling rated it liked it
Good, but a bit redundant if you've watched the PBS series.
Michelle
Feb 14, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
This was a good book on genealogies of the famous. Just Luke the television series.
Tina Reitz
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Liked it but would rather watch the show
Catherine Kesseler
Oct 21, 2014 Catherine Kesseler rated it really liked it
This book is a companion to the PBS series 'Finding Your Roots' that aired last year. Although a lot of the book contains information from the series there is more in-depth information about the people and the research done. I enjoyed reading this book.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Professor of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is well-known as a literary critic, an editor of literature, and a proponent of black literature and black cultural studies.
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